Urzila keeps it real

‘‘Stud­ies have shown’’ some re­ally inane things - per­fect sub­ject mat­ter for co­me­dian Urzila Carl­son.

Central Otago Mirror - - CON­VER­SA­TIONS -

Carl­son says the ex­pres­sion is com­monly used by ra­dio DJs, high school de­baters and drunk friends at bar­be­cues.

‘‘The rest of us can’t be both­ered. What is the point of 90 per cent of them,’’ she asks.

‘‘They pump mil­lions of dol­lars into a study on who’s more friendly - the cat or the dog. Who cares? They should give use some­thing more use­ful...like which cu­bi­cle in a row of toi­lets would be the best one...How about they give fund­ing to sci­en­tists to come up with a way to erad­i­cate the uni­brow, or those weird thin white hairs you oc­ca­sion­ally find at­tached to your face! ’’

South African born Carl­son is per­form­ing at the Queen­stown Me­mo­rial Cen­tre on June 15. She has been in New Zealand al­most 11 years and a reg­u­lar in Queen­stown at Win­ter Fes­ti­val. She fondly re­mem­bers be­ing given free ski passes. Not be­ing a skier she did once head up on the chair­lift with wife Julie only to be told at the top she was not al­lowed there with­out skis or a snow board. Even­tu­ally they walked down and came across a ‘‘gi­ant of a man’’ who couldn’t op­er­ate his snow­board and walked him down also.

‘‘That is my favourite Queen­stown story. There are de­bauch­er­ous tales at 4am at Ferg­burger but I won’t tell those.’’

More info and tick­ets: live­na­tion.co.nz.

Co­me­dian Urzila Carl­son is com­ing to Queen­stown.

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